Costello named Sher-Wood Hockey ECHL Player of the Week


Chad Costello of the Allen Americans is the Sher-Wood Hockey ECHL Player of the Week for Dec. 1-7. It is the third time in his career that Costello has won the weekly honor.


Costello scored six goals and added three assists for nine points as Allen went 3-0-1 in four games last week.


The 28-year-old scored a pair of goals in a 7-4 win at Tulsa on Tuesday, had three points (2g-1a) in a 5-1 victory over the Oilers on Wednesday then had a goal and an assist in a 5-4 shootout loss at Tulsa on Friday and in a 6-2 win against Missouri on Sunday.


A native of Johnston, Iowa, Costello is second in the ECHL with 28 points (12g-16a) and he has posted multiple points in nine of 19 games.


Costello has tallied 167 points (60g-107a) in 112 career ECHL games with Allen, Ontario, Colorado and Texas. He was named the ECHL Most Valuable Player with Colorado in 2011-12 when he had 76 points (29g-47a) in just 47 games.


He has added 17 points (3g-14a) in 40 career American Hockey League games with Lake Erie, Springfield, Worcester and Bridgeport.


On behalf of Chad Costello, a case of pucks will be donated to an Allen youth hockey organization by Sher-Wood Hockey, the exclusive puck supplier of the ECHL. Since beginning its sponsorship of the award in 2000-01, Sher-Wood Hockey has donated more than 31,000 pucks to youth hockey organizations in ECHL cities.


Runners Up: Brendan Connolly, Alaska (3 gp, 2g, 5a 7 pts.) and Alex Belzile, Idaho (4 gp, 5g, 2a, 7 pts.).


Also Nominated: Jonathan Lessard (Bakersfield), Chad Painchaud (Brampton), James Martin (Fort Wayne), Vinny Saponari (Greenville), Curtis Valk (Kalamazoo), John-Scott Dickson (Missouri), Judd Blackwater (Ontario), Adam Hughesman (Reading), Wayne Simpson (South Carolina), Tyler Shattock (Stockton), Tyler Barnes (Toledo), Michael Pelech (Utah) and Derek Army (Wheeling).




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